Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Eight Servings A Day

The 'experts' tell us that dogs are happy to eat the same food day in and day out. Those of us who actually live with dogs know better. I try to keep my dogs all on a nutritious diet of commercial dog food, but they get fruits and veggies and sometimes special snacks to make life more fun.

Several of my dogs have favorite foods. Tsar loves bagels with cream cheese. He sits close beside me each morning and nudges me to get bits of mine. Don't try to give him plain toast with cream cheese. He knows the difference and will walk away if you insult him with that inferior substitute.


Morgan will do anything for bacon. At one time she seemed to be addicted to it and went through
withdrawal. Now it's an occasional treat and she adores it.

Now Fudge seems to have discovered a new favorite, V-8 juice.

I can hear you asking, "How does a dog even know about V-8?" I don't care for tomato juice unless it's in a Bloody Mary, but Rob does like it and buys six packs of V-8, which he keeps in the refrigerator in the garage. A few weeks ago while standing around the garage waiting for the dogs to finish eating, he opened a can. Several of the dogs looked up to see what he was opening so he poured a little juice in their bowls. They all licked it up and seemed to like it.

The next day when I fed the dogs, Fudge sniffed his food, then sat down and looked at me. He refused to eat. Rob was drinking a V-8 so he poured a little over Fudge's food and the boy finished his meal and licked the bowl clean. Since then he refuses to eat unless I pour a little juice over his kibble. I'm sure after a few day of going hungry he'd start eating without his juice, but Dr B agreed that there's no harm in giving him some low sodium V-8 with his meals.
At least Fudgie is getting his eight servings of veggies each day, which is more than I do.

17 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

Holy Molies!! We're moving in
Benny & Lily

SissySees said...

OMG Gretchen and I need that leash.

And Fudge? You can have ALL of my V-8. I can't stand it.

In our house, bananas, carrots and cheese make the world go 'round. Sissy loves mint anything and Gretchen is particularly fond of cinnamon or anything spicy-hot.

Marjie said...

You'd eat a whole lot of veggies in my house. I hear tons of grumbling about it.

Thor would never eat unless he had lots of "real" food - aka people food. Dogs know what's in their bowls.

rottrover said...

BOL Fudge!!

Barbara said...

I'm going to have to try that!!

scotsmad said...

We love lots of different foods. Especially veggies, but haven't tried juice, yet.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mad about Craft said...

I have residents like Morgan!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We've never had V-8 juice, Fudge! We need to give that a try!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Stella said...

Stella is on a 1/2 cup of kibble twice a day and she gets lots of little add ons, soups, meat, cheese, and an egg now and then. She would love it at your house!

Cheers,
Jo

Asta said...

I agwee it's lovely to get to taste all sowts of foods
I aways taste evewything Mommi and Daddi have . I love fwuits and vegebulls too
smoochie kisses
ASTA

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Move over, Benny and Lily, make room for us too:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, haven't tried too many different foods yet but mum does put some leftovers in our bowl too. We love apple as well. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

bichonpawz said...

Totally agree!!! We get little add-ins too!!! We have never tried that V-8 thing though...have to tell mama about it!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Hound Girl said...

thats hilarious about the v8, I love the spicy v8!

kathy b said...

Really V-8 ? That is so cool.

Huck lived for peanut butter and apples.....

Radar, our deaf cat, loves butter. Just a dab on your finger will do.....

Nicki said...

Mine love ice cream. Zodiac loves carrots-learned that from Oreo. He and lyric will eat almost anything. Legend is more picky.

gMarie said...

That is hysterical! I buy V-8 by the case at Costco because JB has a can in his lunch every single day. Sometimes I like it - sometimes I don't. The dogs have never tried it. g